Davanagere District Police
The current Karnataka police functions on modern management systems , however during its early days it functioned by performing jobs entrusted upon it. The police force was also called Thoti, Talwar, Umbalidhar, Kattubidi etc during the 1880s. This organization of the government arose when the post of a deputy inspector general of police was created by judicial commissioners in the year 1873. Post creation of the state of Karnataka in the year 1956, it had absorbed five different policing systems from neighbouring states along with their acts, rules, manuals and uniforms. It was only during 1965 uniformity was brought about among the police of Karnataka. The Karnataka- Davanagere police is generally divided into the following divisions.
Home Guards and Fire Force in DavanagereThis wing of the police functions round the clock to ensure public service during emergencies.
Police Computer Wing in DavanagereInitially a superintendent of police (SP) was appointed with the task of collating the photographic records of the criminals, their fingerprints and the history sheets. Later, this department came under the functionality of the inspector general of police. This department currently maintains a record of crime statistics, classified crimes and information on criminals.
Transport System Unit in DavanagereThis unit is tasked with the maintenance of motor vehicles and the training of drivers.
Police dog squad in DavanagereThis force initiated in the year 1968 with six canines now has about forty in its team.
Code of Davanagere Police ForceThe Karnataka- Davanagere police force states that its vision is to uphold the law and rights of every individual in order to maintain a secure environment which would be conducive for growth. Their objectives include;
- Protect of the lives of individuals from anti-social elements.
- Gaining the good will and seek the support of the community which it serves.
- Serve the judicial system by Co-ordinating with relevant departments.
- Uphold the rights irrespective of the caste, religion and status of the individual.
- Inculcate modern methods of policing and assist the weaker sections of society such as the women, children and the aged.
- Play a major role in the social transformation process.
The superintendent of Davanagere police is very tech savvy and tends to promote online interaction through the Davanagere district police blog. This site contains updated information regarding issues and crime. A list of police stations in Davanagere is available.